Former Deportivo La Coruna and Brazil man Mauro Silva claims Casemiro “is the best defensive midfielder in the world.”
Casemiro has become one of Real Madrid’s most important players since returning from a loan spell at Porto two years ago, and Silva – who also played as anchorman, winning La Liga with Depor and the 1994 World Cup as Brazil’s No 5 – feels his countryman is unparalleled in the role.
“I love Casemiro, he’s a soft spot of mine,” he told Marca.
“He does everything well. He places himself in front of [Madrid’s] defence and gives calmness to the whole team.
“He always moves intelligently, distributes well – and has added goals to his repertoire!
“He always knows what his team need at all times. For me, he’s the best in the world in his position.”